The Student Union Assembly is also a member of the University of California Student Association (UCSA).

The University of California Student Association (UCSA) is a coalition of students and student governments that aims to provide a collective voice for all students through advocacy and direct action. UCSA participates in the shared governance of the University of California system, and seeks to advance higher education by empowering current and future students to advocate on their own behalf for the accessibility, affordability, and quality of the University of California system.

UCSA is a student membership-based organization and all UC students are apart of this association. Each year UCSA hosts three exciting conferences to convene members to further the progress of UCSA’s campaigns, develop student leadership and offer opportunities for students to network around a variety of higher education issues.

The UC Student Congress (Congress), UC Student Lobby Conference (SLC), and Students of Color Conference (SOCC). Click on conferences to learn more.

As the official voice of the UC students, UCSA nominates students to sit on UC system-wide committees and select UC Regent Standing Committees. Systemwide committees deal with critical policy issues that affect every student in the UC system (e.g. admissions policy, budget prioritization, and technology investments). It is vital that UC students have strong representatives on these committees. The UC Regents make all major decisions about the UC System and it is crucially important that students address Regents directly about issues of importance to the UC student body. Click here to read and apply for a systemwide commitee.

The UCSA Board members from UC Santa Cruz are:

Vice President of External Affairs  Judith Guitierrez 
Organizing Director TBD
Legislative Director TBD

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